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Lightman, Alan P., 1948-

LC control no.n 79063644
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPS3562.I45397
Personal name headingLightman, Alan P., 1948-
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Variant(s)Lajtman, Alan, 1948-
Lightman, Alan Paige, 1948-
Associated placeCambridge (Mass.)
Birth date1948-11-28
Place of birthMemphis (Tenn.)
Field of activityPhysics Poetry Social entrepreneurship
AffiliationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Harpswell Foundation
Profession or occupationPhysicists Poets Philanthropists
Found inProblem book in relativity and gravitation, 1975.
His Time travel and Papa Joe's pipe, 1984: CIP t.p. (Alan Lightman) book t.p. (Alan P. Lightman)
His Great ideas in physics, c1992: t.p. (Alan Lightman)
Reunion, 2003: CIP t.p. (Alan Lightman) publisher info (born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1948; educated at Princeton and the California Institute of Technology; previous works include three novels, a collection of essays and fables, and several books on science)
Wikipedia article, April 26, 2016: (born Nov. 28, 1928 in Memphis, Tenn.; professor of the practice of the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; graduated from White Station high school in Memphis; AB in physics in 1970, Princeton University; PhD in theoretical physics in 1974, California Institute of Technology; assistant professor of astronomy, Harvard University, 1976-1979; research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1979-1989; in 1989, appointed joint professor of science and writing and senior lecturer in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; has worked to combine science and the humanities in a number of ways; in 2003 founded the nonprofit Harpswell Foudnation, dedicated to founding a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world, and he continues to be chair of its board)
Ajnštajnovite sništa, 2004: t.p. (Alan Lajtman)
Associated languageeng